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fu·mi·gate

(fyū'mi-gāt),
To expose to the action of smoke or of fumes of any kind as a means of disinfection or eradication.
[L. fumigo pp. -atus, to fumigate, fr. fumus, smoke, + ago, to drive]

fumigate

(fyo͞o′mĭ-gāt′)
v. fumi·gated, fumi·gating, fumi·gates
v.tr.
To subject to smoke or fumes, especially of certain chemicals, usually in order to exterminate pests or disinfect.
v.intr.
To employ smoke or fumes in order to exterminate or disinfect.

fu′mi·ga′tion n.
fu′mi·ga′tor n.

fumigate

[fyo̅o̅′migāt]
to disinfect by exposing an area or object to pesticidal smoke or fumes.

fu·mi·gate

(fyū'mi-gāt)
To expose to the action of smoke or fumes as a means of disinfection or eradication.
[L. fumigo pp. -atus, to fumigate, fr. fumus, smoke, + ago, to drive]

fumigate

exposure to vapour with fumigant (disinfectant or pesticidal) properties as a means of disinfection; e.g. using formaldehyde to fumigate shoes and eradicate fungal spores from shoe inner

fu·mi·gate

(fyū'mi-gāt)
To expose to action of smoke or fumes of any kind to disinfect or eradicate.
[L. fumigo pp. -atus, to fumigate, fr. fumus, smoke, + ago, to drive]
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To address the problem, be set up sensors in the ductways so his team could get immediate air quality readings to pinpoint trouble areas on the go, rather than commit to a time-consuming cycle of fumigating, testing and re-fumigating.
The fair trade watchdog also issued a warning to Japan Airlines and International Cargo Terminal on suspicion they formed a cartel to regulate the use of their fumigating warehouses by the two fumigators at the airport.
EPA's decision to impose buffer zones and other risk mitigation measures similar to those adopted in California, according to the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, could shut down some facilities by increasing many fold the cost of fumigating imported and exported crops and other commodities to kill exotic pests.
Speaking on the occasion, Engineer Mohammad Naeem Khan said that during the campaign, vehicles will be used for fumigating the main roads and wider streets, while shoulder pumps will be used for the narrow streets and interior of the city.
Besides fumigating their campus, schools have also launched campaigns to create awareness about dengue.
ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2011 (Frontier Star): Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) Imtiaz Inayat Elahi Saturday said that dengue situation in Islamabad was under control as they have been fumigating and spraying insecticides since the breeding of mosquito larva started in March.
In October 2007, a Filipino woman died and her sister-in-law was hospitalized after fumigating their apartment.
Tenting and fumigating a house will not help you if you have subterranean termites.